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Look What They've Done To My Song

This song is by Count Basie.

Hello mama, hello mama it's me
How you feelin' mama?
Fine, thank you
I'm glad about that mama, listen
I got somethin' I want to talk to you about mama
If you don't mind
And I ain't mad, no, no no

Look what they done to my song, mama
Look what they done to my song, ma, oh Lord ma
The only thing I could do half right
Now it's turning out all wrong, mama
Look what they done to my song

Wish I could find a good book
(A good book, wish I could find it)
Wish I could find a good book
(Wish I could find a good book)
If I could find a real good book
I'd never have to come out and look at
What they done to my song

Look what they done to my brain, ma
Look what they done to my brain now
Ma it's a shame, you won't believe it but it's true
Picked it like a chicken bone and I'm-ah
Just about to go insane, mama
Look what they done to my brain

Ils ont changé ma chanson, ma
Ils ont changé ma chanson
Oh yeah, let me try that, [incomprehensible]
Ils ont changé ma chanson
(Oh my French pretty bad, I better do it in English here!)

Look what they done to my song
(Look what they done to my song, ma)
Look what they done to my song
(Look what they done to my song)
Put it in the plastic bag
And they turned the bag upside down, ma
Look what they done to my song

Maybe it's alright, ma
Maybe it's okay, I don't know
But if my tears were money
You see, I'd be a millionaire today

You know the only thing I could do half right
Is turnin' out all wrong, ma
You can't believe what they've done to my song that I wrote myself
They put it in a plastic bag
And they turned the bag upside down, ma

Lord, if I could find a good book
I'd never have to come out and look at
Ah Lord, what they tryin' to do to my brain?
They done pick it like a chicken bone and I'm-ah
Just about to go insane

Oh, oh I'm going crazy, mama
That's alright, I, I ain't worried about nothing
I'm gonna do just like you taught me mama, you know that?
Oh yes I will, alright

Written by:

Melanie Safka

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